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Title of the project

Dinaric lynx reintroduction project

Description

reintroduce lynx to the Dinaric mountains where it had become extinct

6 individuals (3 males, 3 females) were released

hunters organised the reintroduction and monitored the species once introduced

Results

the population rapidly expanded and grew for 15 years. In 1974 lynx were recorded in Croatia, and in Bosnia and Herzogovina in 1980. The population stabilised in the 80s and 90s. It has been hailed as the most successful reintroduction of a large carnivore in history.

Location

Country Slovenia
Level Regional
Region Dinaric Alps

Starting date

1973

Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species
Species Type Large carnivores
Name(s) of main species Eurasian lynx - Lynx lynx

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), reintroduction

Partners

Leading partners local hunters' associations

Weblinks

http://www.biom.hr/en/vijesti/cetrdeseta-obljetnica-reintrodukcije-risa-u-dinaride/